§ Mr. Mitchell
To ask the Minister without Portfolio what consultations his Department has had regarding the content of the serious play zone of the Millennium Dome. 
§ Mr. Chris Smith
I have been asked to reply.
Officials in my Department provide support to the Minister without Portfolio in his capacity as sole shareholder of the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) and are in regular contact on all issues relating to the Millennium Dome, including its content. My officials will continue to monitor the Dome's progress and will consult with other interested parties as and when necessary.